News of our latest EPS installations prompted many requests for quotes for EPS processing lines. Many of these inquiries came from outside of North America. In these markets, our EPS equipment can be rather expensive due to freight charges, import taxes and the strong American dollar. To offset these costs, we are now offering a new, lower cost option for EPS processing lines.

First, it is useful to review the established options (Options 1 and 2, below), which we continue to offer.

Option 1: Purchase the complete EPS Coil Line from TMW > EPS Direct

The main advantage of this option is that it’s simple and complete:

  • a single order,
  • a single point of contact for startup, commissioning, and service,
  • a full EPS coil line performance guarantee by TMW.

Option 1: EPS Direct Coil Line – All Equipment Provided by TMW (click on image to enlarge)

For markets outside of North America, EPS Direct is usually the most expensive option.

Option 2: Purchase the EPS Cell(s) from TMW. Purchase the terminal equipment from your domestic manufacturer.

In this approach, TMW supplies complete EPS Cell(s) and provides the customer’s preferred coil processing equipment builder with the requirements for their terminal equipment such as speeds and flatness. In the case that the customer’s preferred coil processing equipment builder does not build scale breakers, TMW would be willing to furnish the scale breaker and provide to the coil processing equipment builder the necessary uncoiler/recoiler tension requirements.

Option 2: EPS Cell by TMW, Terminal Equipment Sourced Locally (click on image to enlarge)

The main advantages of Option #2 are:

  • Potentially lower cost of terminal equipment – can even implement used equipment,
  • Significantly reduced terminal equipment freight charges,
  • Potentially eliminate all terminal equipment import taxes,
  • Negate effect of strong American dollar,
  • Customer is already familiar with terminal equipment controls, etc.,
  • TMW commissions the EPS equipment.
NEW, LOWER COST OPTION

Option 3: Purchase EPS Cell Core Components from TMW. Your preferred domestic manufacturer builds the terminal equipment AND the EPS Turbine Chamber and Tanks.

This is similar to Option 2, but with even more content sourced locally for even greater savings. The EPS Turbine Chamber, Turbine Chamber Tank and Filtration Tank are large plate fabrications with no specialized high-tolerance machining required. TMW will supply drawings to your preferred terminal equipment manufacturer so that these EPS Cell items can be built locally.

Option 3: EPS Cell by TMW, Terminal Equipment + EPS Fabrications Sourced Locally
(click on image to enlarge)

TMW will inspect and approve the finished fabrications and supply the EPS Cell Core Components – slurry turbines, pumps, motors, filtration system, strip dryer, controls, and so on needed to complete the EPS Cell. However, the savings in freight and import duties alone from having the large fabrications made locally can be over $US 800,000 per cell.

The main advantages of this new Option #3 are:

  • Potentially lower cost of EPS and terminal equipment – can even implement used terminal equipment,
  • Significantly reduced EPS and terminal equipment freight charges,
  • Potentially eliminate all EPS and terminal equipment import taxes,
  • Negate effect of strong American dollar,
  • Customer is already familiar with terminal equipment controls, etc.,
  • TMW commissions the EPS equipment.

If you have questions about any of these options or wish to receive an EPS quotation, please contact Mr. Chris Liefer at [email protected] or 1-618-282-4200 xt. 103.